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the morning cram [the back off, I'm starving edition]

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Big Pharma gets a do-over…

NPR reports the FDA isn’t pulling any punches while they reevaluate weight loss drugs previously denied because of side-effects. Sure you’ll grow a third ear, but at least you’ll be skinny!

Kentucky~ Paducah and McCracken County are still considering a merger.  Local counties get some cash for recreational trail programs. Felons may get the chance to vote.

the morning cram [converse all stars...I know you want some edition]

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You know what kicks you should rock in China? The same ones you rock everywhere else…Chucks.

NPR reports since 2007, sales of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars in China have gone up about fifty percent.

Kentucky~ The Racers get GameDay’s attention (next step, Dickie V). Get lucky drawers out, it’s gamblin time. Good news, we can now leave children behind. The drop-out age could be on its way up.

Tennessee~ You can still say gay, at least for a little while. If you don’t want your kids to participate in extracurricular activities, you’re pushing for this one. Haslam wants more kids per teacher (because handling 30 kids is just too easy).

the morning cram [medical merger edition]

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Two health care giants have merged. How could that affect you?

NPR reports last month’s merger of Express Scripts and Medco Health Services will give someone the power to greatly affect your pocketbook.

Kentucky~ A Trigg County Amish man was killed by farm equip. The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Dept is gettin some money. Stumbo says we need to keep an eye on doctors. The First Lady is celebrating green schools. An appeals court rejects former soldier convicted of rape and murder. State ACT scores are low (insert dumb Kentuckians joke here).

Illinois~ Gov Quinn says new leg maps are fine. Bird’s Point residents are mad about new levee plans.

Tennessee~ A Clarksville man may have been murdered. Kids are in better shape in the state.

the morning cram [FBI bugs edition]

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The FBI has a special unit that goes into people’s homes while they are on vacation and plants bugs. Is your home bugged?

NPR talks with author Ronald Kessler about his new book, ‘Secrets of the FBI’.

Kentucky~  The Governor’s wife is going to talk with military spouses at Fort Campbell. Sen Leeper says don’t get to excited about extra money. Gubernatorial hopeful Williams’ daddy-in-law is giving a lot of money to the cause. Not enough people are playing the lottery.  Candidates for Governor are slinging mud (surprise, surprise).

Illinois~ The Union votes today to go back to Honeywell.

morning cram [unconstitutional edition]

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A federal judge in Florida rules the federal health overhaul violates the Constitution.

NPR reports Judge Roger Vinson didn’t need a trial to come to the decision.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah’s future middle school now has a floor plan. Murray/Calloway County leaders are updating the public this morning on the state of the community. A Murray businessman buys the city a new drug dog. Barlow’s alleged bath salt dealer pleads not guilty. Why did Carlisle County’s new Health Department have no power over the weekend? Fort Campbell’s bomb squad comes home from Afghanistan with no casualties and the base gets a new deputy commanding general. The General Assembly is back in full-swing; see what’s ahead and what Governor Beshear is expected to say at his Commonwealth Address tonight. An economist warns the Republican-led state tax reforms could be regressive.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville and Montgomery County industrial recruiters want to be able to sweeten deals with free land. Governor Haslam says the state can’t afford everything because it’s out of $timulus funds.

morning cram [gooold! edition]

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NPR‘s Planet Money recently invested in a toxic asset. The experiment didn’t go so well and the asset lost about half its value. All the while, the price of gold has been going through the roof. So they decided to buy gold with the left over funds to see what happens.

KENTUCKY~ An 11-year-old Hopkinsville boy succumbs to his injuries in a bicycle vs. car accident. 2nd-district Senate candidates Bob Leeper and Rex Smith sparred in a debate early yesterday morning. 5 area counties receive $680k in federal funding for planning/development. A federal judge declares Heath High shooter Michael Carneal deserves a full appeal hearing. MSU hosted Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell and Ed Whitfield yesterday; supporters call Paul a “real American”. Governor Beshear heads to India.  A federal judge postponed a trial for a woman accused of burning down her Fort Campbell home that killed 2 of her children.

morning cram [happy china edition]

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Is China really unhappy? And how can it become happier? That’s a question that a number of psychologists — as well as an entire Chinese town — are struggling to answer.

NPR asks who’s smiling in China.

KENTUCKY ~ Sewer service improves for McCracken County customers. A Hopkins County girl has been missing for a week. Ruling allows Hopkinsville Police to keep personal information private in police reports. Jane Beshear says the World Equestrian Games are worth attending. The PSC holds more meetings on the sale of two major electric companies. The General Assembly 2011 schedule is out.

TENNESSEE ~ Daily Beast says TN has the lowest state debt.

SPORTS ~ MSU Women’s Soccer loses to Tulsa and Oklahoma.

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